Some finishes..

I’ve been working on writing up my tutorial for the needle book I showed you the other day. This has resulted in a plethora of needle books…! Here’s a bit of red linen which works so well with this gorgeous print (a favourite of mine – Soul Garden Circles by Caroline Gavin):

Red linen needle book 1

I can’t remember the name of this cute little Lovebird print, but I believe it is a Michael Miller fabric (2-3 years old now though if you are thinking about trying to get some!). The polka dot is a brilliant, versatile cotton/linen mix by Sevenberry (from the ever-fab Fabric Inspirations). The little blue bit is an in-seam trim, which I am rather proud of:

Lovebird needle books

When I am in a more sophisticated mood, I always seem to find myself reaching for the lovely fabric collections from French General for Moda. These two gorgeous fabrics are from their fairly recent Petit Odile range (in stock at Hulu).  Another in seam trim and something totally different from the other two:

Gorgeous grey needle book 1

This is what the needle books look like on the inside – I love having the little pocket for scissors, snips or skeins of thread:

Gorgeous grey needle book 2

Today I am going to make a start on a more Kawaii style needle book – I am just about to go and have a look for my collection of Japanese prints for some good fabrics to fussy cut. Putting off actually writing the tutorial?…….. Who, me *innocent face*?

I’ve also had a request to make a little dinosaur coin purse for a friend’s wee boy. I thought I had better have a practice first, because I haven’t made a purse since last year..!  I used a little handstitched Liberty hexie flower I’ve had lying around for ages (I was planning a cushion…):

Liberty coin purse 2

I was pleased I could remember how to do all this stuff…!  Now, am off to prevaricate do some tutorial writing… Happy Sunday to you all!

14 thoughts on “Some finishes..

  1. Your needle books are as fabulous as the first. I need to crack on with mine.
    I can completely understand the slight panic, making something you haven’t done for a while. And then you get stuck in and it’s all like riding a bike!

  2. I love the grey and red needle book its beautiful and very sophisticated. I’ve made a couple of zippered pouches recently and you’ve inspired me to make some purses for my younger nieces. Thank you.

  3. I love the sevenberry spots. I wanted some of that for a bag recently, still wishing I’d bought it!

  4. WOW! You have done so many! My fave one is Soul Garden Circles… I really like it and it takes to my personality for some reason.

  5. They are all gorgeous but the blue one has inspired me to use some cute tiny animal prints that I was lacking inspiration for. I REALLY need a needlebook too 😉

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